Abstract

Results of experimental and theoretical studies of the capability of terahertz surface plasmons (SPs) to cross macroscopic air gaps in a substrate (or between substrates) with admissible losses are presented. SPs were launched with quasi-cw free-electron laser radiation with 130 μm wavelength (λ). We managed to detect SPs passing across gaps as wide as 100 mm (or about 103⋅λ), which is very promising for development of terahertz SP circuitry. The phenomenon was harnessed for splitting an SP beam into two new ones, guided by their own individual plane-surface substrates.

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2013 (2)

2011 (2)

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and G. N. Zhizhin, “A way to determine permittivity of real metal surfaces at terahertz frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(17), 171912 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (3)

B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Novosibirsk terahertz free electron laser: instrumentation development and experimental achievements,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 21(5), 054017 (2010).
[Crossref]

R. A. Flynn, I. Vurgaftman, K. Bussmann, B. S. Simpkins, C. S. Kim, and J. P. Long, “Transmission efficiency of surface plasmon polaritons across gaps in gold waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 111101 (2010).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and V. V. Nikitin, “Method for identifying diffraction satellites of surface plasmons in terahertz frequency range,” Tech. Phys. Lett. 36(11), 1016–1019 (2010).
[Crossref]

2008 (2)

M. Nazarov, F. Garet, D. Armand, A. Shkurinov, and J.-L. Coutaz, “Surface plasmon THz waves on gratings,” C. R. Phys. 9(2), 232–247 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Imaging with a 90 frames/s microbolometer focal plane array and high-power terahertz free electron laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(13), 131116 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (5)

K. Hasegawa, J. U. Nöckel, and M. Deutsch, “Curvature-induced radiation of surface plasmon polaritons propagating around bends,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 063816 (2007).
[Crossref]

B. A. Knyazev and A. V. Kuzmin, “Surface electromagnetic waves: from visible range to microwaves,” Vestn. Novosib. State Univ. Phys. 2, 108–122 (2007).

M. Nazarov, J.-L. Coutaz, A. Shkurinov, and F. Garet, “THz surface plasmon jump between two metal edges,” Opt. Commun. 277(1), 33–39 (2007).
[Crossref]

S. Sidorenko and O. J. F. Martin, “Resonant tunneling of surface plasmon-polaritons,” Opt. Express 15(10), 6380–6388 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. B. Zon, “Reflection, refraction, and transformation into photons of surface plasmons on a metal wedge,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(8), 1960 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

T.-I. Jeon and D. Grischkowsky, “THz Sommerfeld wave propagation on a single metal wire,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 061113 (2006).
[Crossref]

L. S. Mukina, M. M. Nazarov, and A. P. Shkurinov, “Propagation of THz plasmon pulse on corrugated and flat metal surface,” Surf. Sci. 600(20), 4771–4776 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (2)

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B 69(15), 155427 (2004).
[Crossref]

J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
[Crossref]

1983 (2)

1981 (1)

E. S. Koteles and W. H. McNeill, “Far infrared surface plasmon propagation,” Int. J. Infrared Millim. Waves 2(2), 361–371 (1981).
[Crossref]

1979 (2)

D. L. Begley, R. W. Alexander, C. A. Ward, R. Miller, and R. J. Bell, “Propagation distances of surface electromagnetic waves in the far infrared,” Surf. Sci. 81(1), 245–251 (1979).
[Crossref]

G. N. Zhizhin, M. A. Moskalova, E. V. Shomina, and V. A. Yakovlev, “Edge effects due to propagation of surface IR electromagnetic waves along a metal surface,” JETP Lett. 29, 486 (1979).

Alexander, R. W.

M. A. Ordal, L. L. Long, R. J. Bell, S. E. Bell, R. R. Bell, R. W. Alexander, and C. A. Ward, “Optical properties of the metals Al, Co, Cu, Au, Fe, Pb, Ni, Pd, Pt, Ag, Ti, and W in the infrared and far infrared,” Appl. Opt. 22(7), 1099–1120 (1983).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. L. Begley, R. W. Alexander, C. A. Ward, R. Miller, and R. J. Bell, “Propagation distances of surface electromagnetic waves in the far infrared,” Surf. Sci. 81(1), 245–251 (1979).
[Crossref]

Armand, D.

M. Nazarov, F. Garet, D. Armand, A. Shkurinov, and J.-L. Coutaz, “Surface plasmon THz waves on gratings,” C. R. Phys. 9(2), 232–247 (2008).
[Crossref]

Baida, F. I.

J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
[Crossref]

Begley, D. L.

D. L. Begley, R. W. Alexander, C. A. Ward, R. Miller, and R. J. Bell, “Propagation distances of surface electromagnetic waves in the far infrared,” Surf. Sci. 81(1), 245–251 (1979).
[Crossref]

Bell, R. J.

M. A. Ordal, L. L. Long, R. J. Bell, S. E. Bell, R. R. Bell, R. W. Alexander, and C. A. Ward, “Optical properties of the metals Al, Co, Cu, Au, Fe, Pb, Ni, Pd, Pt, Ag, Ti, and W in the infrared and far infrared,” Appl. Opt. 22(7), 1099–1120 (1983).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. L. Begley, R. W. Alexander, C. A. Ward, R. Miller, and R. J. Bell, “Propagation distances of surface electromagnetic waves in the far infrared,” Surf. Sci. 81(1), 245–251 (1979).
[Crossref]

Bell, R. R.

Bell, S. E.

Bischoff, L.

J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
[Crossref]

Bolivar, P. H.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B 69(15), 155427 (2004).
[Crossref]

Bussmann, K.

R. A. Flynn, I. Vurgaftman, K. Bussmann, B. S. Simpkins, C. S. Kim, and J. P. Long, “Transmission efficiency of surface plasmon polaritons across gaps in gold waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 111101 (2010).
[Crossref]

Cherkassky, V. S.

Coutaz, J.-L.

M. Nazarov, F. Garet, D. Armand, A. Shkurinov, and J.-L. Coutaz, “Surface plasmon THz waves on gratings,” C. R. Phys. 9(2), 232–247 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. Nazarov, J.-L. Coutaz, A. Shkurinov, and F. Garet, “THz surface plasmon jump between two metal edges,” Opt. Commun. 277(1), 33–39 (2007).
[Crossref]

Dem’yanenko, M. A.

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Imaging with a 90 frames/s microbolometer focal plane array and high-power terahertz free electron laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(13), 131116 (2008).
[Crossref]

Deutsch, M.

K. Hasegawa, J. U. Nöckel, and M. Deutsch, “Curvature-induced radiation of surface plasmon polaritons propagating around bends,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 063816 (2007).
[Crossref]

Eng, L. M.

J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
[Crossref]

Esaev, D. G.

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Imaging with a 90 frames/s microbolometer focal plane array and high-power terahertz free electron laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(13), 131116 (2008).
[Crossref]

Flynn, R. A.

R. A. Flynn, I. Vurgaftman, K. Bussmann, B. S. Simpkins, C. S. Kim, and J. P. Long, “Transmission efficiency of surface plasmon polaritons across gaps in gold waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 111101 (2010).
[Crossref]

Fomin, B. I.

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
[Crossref]

Garet, F.

M. Nazarov, F. Garet, D. Armand, A. Shkurinov, and J.-L. Coutaz, “Surface plasmon THz waves on gratings,” C. R. Phys. 9(2), 232–247 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. Nazarov, J.-L. Coutaz, A. Shkurinov, and F. Garet, “THz surface plasmon jump between two metal edges,” Opt. Commun. 277(1), 33–39 (2007).
[Crossref]

Gerasimov, V. V.

I. A. Kotelnikov, V. V. Gerasimov, and B. A. Knyazev, “Diffraction of surface wave on conducting rectangular wedge,” Phys. Rev. A 87(2), 023828 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, I. A. Kotelnikov, A. K. Nikitin, V. S. Cherkassky, G. N. Kulipanov, and G. N. Zhizhin, “Surface plasmon polaritons launched using a terahertz free electron laser: propagating along a gold-ZnS-air interface and decoupling to free waves at the surface tail end,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(8), 2182 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and G. N. Zhizhin, “A way to determine permittivity of real metal surfaces at terahertz frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(17), 171912 (2011).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and V. V. Nikitin, “Method for identifying diffraction satellites of surface plasmons in terahertz frequency range,” Tech. Phys. Lett. 36(11), 1016–1019 (2010).
[Crossref]

Grafstrom, S.

J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
[Crossref]

Grischkowsky, D.

T.-I. Jeon and D. Grischkowsky, “THz Sommerfeld wave propagation on a single metal wire,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 061113 (2006).
[Crossref]

Guizal, B.

J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
[Crossref]

Hasegawa, K.

K. Hasegawa, J. U. Nöckel, and M. Deutsch, “Curvature-induced radiation of surface plasmon polaritons propagating around bends,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 063816 (2007).
[Crossref]

Janke, C.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B 69(15), 155427 (2004).
[Crossref]

Jeon, T.-I.

T.-I. Jeon and D. Grischkowsky, “THz Sommerfeld wave propagation on a single metal wire,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 061113 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kim, C. S.

R. A. Flynn, I. Vurgaftman, K. Bussmann, B. S. Simpkins, C. S. Kim, and J. P. Long, “Transmission efficiency of surface plasmon polaritons across gaps in gold waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 111101 (2010).
[Crossref]

Knyazev, B. A.

I. A. Kotelnikov, V. V. Gerasimov, and B. A. Knyazev, “Diffraction of surface wave on conducting rectangular wedge,” Phys. Rev. A 87(2), 023828 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, I. A. Kotelnikov, A. K. Nikitin, V. S. Cherkassky, G. N. Kulipanov, and G. N. Zhizhin, “Surface plasmon polaritons launched using a terahertz free electron laser: propagating along a gold-ZnS-air interface and decoupling to free waves at the surface tail end,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(8), 2182 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and G. N. Zhizhin, “A way to determine permittivity of real metal surfaces at terahertz frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(17), 171912 (2011).
[Crossref]

B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Novosibirsk terahertz free electron laser: instrumentation development and experimental achievements,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 21(5), 054017 (2010).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and V. V. Nikitin, “Method for identifying diffraction satellites of surface plasmons in terahertz frequency range,” Tech. Phys. Lett. 36(11), 1016–1019 (2010).
[Crossref]

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Imaging with a 90 frames/s microbolometer focal plane array and high-power terahertz free electron laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(13), 131116 (2008).
[Crossref]

B. A. Knyazev and A. V. Kuzmin, “Surface electromagnetic waves: from visible range to microwaves,” Vestn. Novosib. State Univ. Phys. 2, 108–122 (2007).

Koteles, E. S.

E. S. Koteles and W. H. McNeill, “Far infrared surface plasmon propagation,” Int. J. Infrared Millim. Waves 2(2), 361–371 (1981).
[Crossref]

Kotelnikov, I. A.

Kulipanov, G. N.

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, I. A. Kotelnikov, A. K. Nikitin, V. S. Cherkassky, G. N. Kulipanov, and G. N. Zhizhin, “Surface plasmon polaritons launched using a terahertz free electron laser: propagating along a gold-ZnS-air interface and decoupling to free waves at the surface tail end,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(8), 2182 (2013).
[Crossref]

B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Novosibirsk terahertz free electron laser: instrumentation development and experimental achievements,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 21(5), 054017 (2010).
[Crossref]

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Imaging with a 90 frames/s microbolometer focal plane array and high-power terahertz free electron laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(13), 131116 (2008).
[Crossref]

Kurz, H.

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B. A. Knyazev and A. V. Kuzmin, “Surface electromagnetic waves: from visible range to microwaves,” Vestn. Novosib. State Univ. Phys. 2, 108–122 (2007).

Labeke, D. V.

J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
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R. A. Flynn, I. Vurgaftman, K. Bussmann, B. S. Simpkins, C. S. Kim, and J. P. Long, “Transmission efficiency of surface plasmon polaritons across gaps in gold waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 111101 (2010).
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Long, L. L.

Maradudin, A. A.

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G. N. Zhizhin, M. A. Moskalova, E. V. Shomina, and V. A. Yakovlev, “Edge effects due to propagation of surface IR electromagnetic waves along a metal surface,” JETP Lett. 29, 486 (1979).

Mukina, L. S.

L. S. Mukina, M. M. Nazarov, and A. P. Shkurinov, “Propagation of THz plasmon pulse on corrugated and flat metal surface,” Surf. Sci. 600(20), 4771–4776 (2006).
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M. Nazarov, F. Garet, D. Armand, A. Shkurinov, and J.-L. Coutaz, “Surface plasmon THz waves on gratings,” C. R. Phys. 9(2), 232–247 (2008).
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M. Nazarov, J.-L. Coutaz, A. Shkurinov, and F. Garet, “THz surface plasmon jump between two metal edges,” Opt. Commun. 277(1), 33–39 (2007).
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L. S. Mukina, M. M. Nazarov, and A. P. Shkurinov, “Propagation of THz plasmon pulse on corrugated and flat metal surface,” Surf. Sci. 600(20), 4771–4776 (2006).
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V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, I. A. Kotelnikov, A. K. Nikitin, V. S. Cherkassky, G. N. Kulipanov, and G. N. Zhizhin, “Surface plasmon polaritons launched using a terahertz free electron laser: propagating along a gold-ZnS-air interface and decoupling to free waves at the surface tail end,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(8), 2182 (2013).
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V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and G. N. Zhizhin, “A way to determine permittivity of real metal surfaces at terahertz frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(17), 171912 (2011).
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V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and V. V. Nikitin, “Method for identifying diffraction satellites of surface plasmons in terahertz frequency range,” Tech. Phys. Lett. 36(11), 1016–1019 (2010).
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V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and V. V. Nikitin, “Method for identifying diffraction satellites of surface plasmons in terahertz frequency range,” Tech. Phys. Lett. 36(11), 1016–1019 (2010).
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K. Hasegawa, J. U. Nöckel, and M. Deutsch, “Curvature-induced radiation of surface plasmon polaritons propagating around bends,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 063816 (2007).
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Ovsyuk, V. N.

M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
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J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B 69(15), 155427 (2004).
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J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B 69(15), 155427 (2004).
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J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B 69(15), 155427 (2004).
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J. Seidel, F. I. Baida, L. Bischoff, B. Guizal, S. Grafstrom, D. V. Labeke, and L. M. Eng, “Coupling between surface plasmon modes on metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 69(12), 121405 (2004).
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Shkurinov, A.

M. Nazarov, F. Garet, D. Armand, A. Shkurinov, and J.-L. Coutaz, “Surface plasmon THz waves on gratings,” C. R. Phys. 9(2), 232–247 (2008).
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L. S. Mukina, M. M. Nazarov, and A. P. Shkurinov, “Propagation of THz plasmon pulse on corrugated and flat metal surface,” Surf. Sci. 600(20), 4771–4776 (2006).
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G. N. Zhizhin, M. A. Moskalova, E. V. Shomina, and V. A. Yakovlev, “Edge effects due to propagation of surface IR electromagnetic waves along a metal surface,” JETP Lett. 29, 486 (1979).

Zhizhin, G. N.

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, I. A. Kotelnikov, A. K. Nikitin, V. S. Cherkassky, G. N. Kulipanov, and G. N. Zhizhin, “Surface plasmon polaritons launched using a terahertz free electron laser: propagating along a gold-ZnS-air interface and decoupling to free waves at the surface tail end,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(8), 2182 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and G. N. Zhizhin, “A way to determine permittivity of real metal surfaces at terahertz frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(17), 171912 (2011).
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M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Imaging with a 90 frames/s microbolometer focal plane array and high-power terahertz free electron laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(13), 131116 (2008).
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V. V. Gerasimov, B. A. Knyazev, A. K. Nikitin, and G. N. Zhizhin, “A way to determine permittivity of real metal surfaces at terahertz frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(17), 171912 (2011).
[Crossref]

R. A. Flynn, I. Vurgaftman, K. Bussmann, B. S. Simpkins, C. S. Kim, and J. P. Long, “Transmission efficiency of surface plasmon polaritons across gaps in gold waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 111101 (2010).
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M. Nazarov, F. Garet, D. Armand, A. Shkurinov, and J.-L. Coutaz, “Surface plasmon THz waves on gratings,” C. R. Phys. 9(2), 232–247 (2008).
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B. A. Knyazev, G. N. Kulipanov, and N. A. Vinokurov, “Novosibirsk terahertz free electron laser: instrumentation development and experimental achievements,” Meas. Sci. Technol. 21(5), 054017 (2010).
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M. Nazarov, J.-L. Coutaz, A. Shkurinov, and F. Garet, “THz surface plasmon jump between two metal edges,” Opt. Commun. 277(1), 33–39 (2007).
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M. A. Dem’yanenko, D. G. Esaev, I. V. Marchishin, V. N. Ovsyuk, B. I. Fomin, B. A. Knyazev, and V. V. Gerasimov, “Application of uncooled microbolometer detector arrays for recording radiation of the terahertz spectral range,” Optoelectron. Instrum. Data Process. 47(5), 508–512 (2011).
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Phys. Rev. A (2)

K. Hasegawa, J. U. Nöckel, and M. Deutsch, “Curvature-induced radiation of surface plasmon polaritons propagating around bends,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 063816 (2007).
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L. S. Mukina, M. M. Nazarov, and A. P. Shkurinov, “Propagation of THz plasmon pulse on corrugated and flat metal surface,” Surf. Sci. 600(20), 4771–4776 (2006).
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Figures (11)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Diagram of SP bridging over air gap between two samples with rectangular edges.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Calculation of radiation patterns of bulk wave produced by SPs diffracting on rectangular edge of Au sample covered with ZnS layer 1.5 μm thick: (а) field intensity | B y | 2 dependencies on angle θ measured from the sample plane at various distances l from the edge; (b) dependency of angle θmax (pattern maximum intensity) on distance l (circles: calculated θmax values; solid lines: results of computational fitting).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Theoretical calculation of dependency of SP transmission efficiency η on air gap length l between transmitting sample with ZnS layer 1.5 μm thick on its surface and receiving sample with ZnS layer of another thickness d2 = 0.0, 0.3, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0 and 1.5 μm.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 SP transmission efficiency η between two Au samples vs. receiving sample ZnS coverage thickness d2, calculated for various air gap sizes l (the thickness of the ZnS layer on the transmitting sample is constant and equals 1.5 μm). 1: l = 2; 2: l = 5; 3: l = 20; 4: l = 70 mm.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Schema of the experimental setup.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Distribution of intensity of bulk radiation produced by SPs at edge of transmitting cylindrical sample and recorded with 1) Golay cell (top), solid red line: computational modeling; 2) microbolometer MBFPA (bottom), dashed red line: plane of cell scanning.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 SP transmittance η through joint between transmitting and receiving samples vs. difference Δd in thicknesses of ZnS coverage layers. Circles: experiment; solid red line: exponential approximation.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 SP transmission efficiency η between transmitting Au sample with ZnS coverage d1 = 1.5 μm thick and receiving Au samples with ZnS coverage of various thicknesses d2 vs. the gap size l. The dash line at l = 2 mm depictes the left border of calculated dependencies η(l) shown in Fig. 3.
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 Experimental and theoretical SP transmission efficiency η dependencies on air gap size l for two Au samples with identical ZnS coverage layer thickness d = 1.5 μm.
Fig. 10
Fig. 10 Design of setup for multiplexing of THz SP communication channels.
Fig. 11
Fig. 11 Scheme of the setup used for multiplexing of THz SPs: (1) transmission channel; (2) reflectance channel.

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Table 1 SP transmission through air gaps in spectral range from near-IR to sub-mm

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ξ 1 ε m i ε d 1 ε d k o d,
B y ( r,θ )= exp( s 2 )[ 1+ierfi( s ) ]exp( i k o r ) /2 ,
η= | 0 B y ( y,z ) B ySP * ( y,z )dydz | 2 0 | B y ( y,z ) | 2 dydz 0 | B ySP * ( y,z ) | 2 dydz ,
η= | 0 B y ( z ) B ySP * ( z )dz | 2 0 | B y ( z ) | 2 dz 0 | B ySP * ( z ) | 2 dz ,

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